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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mermaid Scene, New Collage Sheet and a Giveaway

The base and back of this project is made from two of the new Die-Cut Mermaid Tails from Alpha Stamps.  Most of the images I used are from my new The Deep Blue Sea Collage Sheet.
To get the images to stand up on the base of the piece I used two layers of double stick foam tape.  The tape gives me an edge to glue to the base.  I used sand and other dimensional rock chips to cover the tape and to add dimension to the base.
If you look closely, you’ll see a Tiki mask from an ancient civilization.
Alpha Stamps Products Used In This Project

GIVEAWAY
I’m giving away two of my new The Deep Blue Sea Collage Sheets.  If you would like to be included in the drawing, post a comment here or send me an email by clicking the “Email Me” graphic in the right-hand column of the blog.  Random.org will select the two winners on Monday July 15th.  The winners will have a choice of either receiving the sheet electronically or in printed form.  Good luck!

44 comments:

S. said...

What a beautiful collage! You are so talented! I would love to have the chance to participate in your drawing, thank you for the opportunity to join :)
Warm greetings from Mexico!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Very cleverly made and so effective, this is gorgeous.

bobbie said...

Such a beautiful work of art!! And since I call my studio "The Sea Gypsy's Nest", I'm pretty sure I could find a million ways to use those collage images!
Thanks for a chance to win ~

Sadie Terry said...

This is beautiful! I SO NEED THIS, our bathroom is sea themed! Lol

Maryanne said...

I love this! I was looking at it and wondering how you got the images to stand up on the base. Thank you for sharing your method! It's beautiful!

Tarnished Rose said...

Gorgeous!

Marilyn

Artifice said...

You create such amazing pieces of art! Thank you for sharing and your tutorials.

Linda

geri said...

Your creations are always so inspiring... love the mermaid!

Geri

Robin said...

Laura, this is lovely! You are the queen of detail. I love looking at your projects-there's always so much to see. I really like the new collage sheet, too. Your creativity never fails to amaze me.

Karenliz said...

WOW Gorgeous. The more I look at the more I see. Beautiful.

Karenliz said...

WOW Gorgeous. The more I look at the more I see. Beautiful.

Kim Reed said...

Mermaids!...one of my most favorite of all the genres. Beautiful collage sheets, thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Holly M said...

I love this mermaid scene. The sandcastle you made last year was breathtaking, but I think this one is so sweet. Thanks for the give-away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Jennifer said...

Your mermaids and beach beauties art pieces are absolutely dreamy!! Just staring at them online I can actually smell the salty beach water. Love them! Please continue to create more amazing artwork. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

smokeysmom said...

Oh, so much eye candy! Love it! Of course, I love everything you make, but this is really stunning. Would love to win the collage sheet!

Judy McCarthy said...

Laura, this would be a lovely collage sheet to use on Mermaid tags.Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a scrummy sheet.
Judy

lupaulfric said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love all your work but your mermaids are my favorite. I've been collecting and creating mermaids for years so when I saw this I was so excited. Whether I win or not I will definitely be getting this fantastic collage sheet.

angiesuez said...

I'm going to have to wait to buy my collage sheets???? Hoping I win.....

Karen Buchanan said...

Laura this is exceptional, as always! Love your projects and you are so generous to share with tutorials and giveaways!

Hester said...

Count me in!

Debra Gibson said...

I would so love to win this Giveaway!! I love mermaids and love the piece you made it is awesome ! I just finished an art swap in June and my theme was mermaids ! I would have loved using your mermaid collage I could have done a nice transfer onto my polymer clay covered altoid box!

ike said...

AWESOME !! That is such a fabulous creation :-)
I would love to win this sheet,
Thank you for the opportunity :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxx

chrissies said...

Always wonderful to see your work-such wonderful images and colours.

Love Chrissie x

Theresa said...

wow. fabulous creation!!!! (fingers crossed for winning!!)

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous collage sheet. Thank you for the chance to win :)

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait for my order from Alpha Stamps to get here, so I can follow your great tutorials. ~Lori

Electra said...

Your art is always magical, Laura and this is no exception. Fantastical and marvelous!

sheilaAR said...

Fun under the sea, enchanting! Thanks for your generosity Laura!!

whimsicologie said...

Beautiful collage sheet and project! Thanks for sharing Laura.

craftyM said...

Love your mermaid collage sheet and I especially love the mermaid on your blog header! Thank you for adding me to your drawing, Laura.
Marita

ann said...

Your mermaid scene is beautiful such wonderful detail.
Thank you for the change to win xx

Sheila Brandon said...

This is delightful! So cool and refreshing to look at during the 'dog days of summer' here in Texas. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Mermaids. This is my first visit to your site and I am in sensory overload. Thanks for sharing, Sheila(scottygirl)

Karen Mallory said...

Love all your work!! Can't wait for the Halloween Carnival event! Sure would love to win that sea and mermaid collage sheet!
hugs karen

Sheila said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The coastal scene are a pleasant reminder that there is life somewhere other than the hot desert where I live.

Christi Conley said...

The tails as a background is SUCH a cool idea! I love all the goodies you used to add so much personality to this piece. Thanks for the chance to win & good luck everyone!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW! Such amazing details! I adore this underwater scene and the collage sheets just Rock! thanks for a chance to win! xxD

Elena said...

Ooooo! Lovely. I would so like to work with these!

Kristina said...

Your project is so stunning, beautiful, and just down right awesome! I could never make anything as beautiful as yours. I was thinking about those collage sheets since they went up for sale. Now I just cant do it cuz I would be so mad at myself, for not being able to come close to your project. And I would not know where to start all on my own.Super great job!

JoAnne said...

Just beautiful Laura! Would love a chance to win your collage sheet!
xo

Debbie K. said...

The piece you made is just fabulous, Laura! Your creations are simply AMAZING. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your give-away. Have a great week!
- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Linda K said...

Wooo Hoooo. What great stuff. I love the large mermail tail.

Alice said...

This is such a perfect mermaid scene. I absolutely love it. Your scenes are always complicated and perfectly made.

Chris Kurman said...

I have been taking a 3 month class on making a mermaid journal. Myself and 2 of my girlfriends get together and work for hours on mermaids..your collage sheets would be a hoot for us to win...pick us monty!

Dianne said...

STUNNING, your work is over the top, the things you create are masterpieces, just outstanding work, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us, have a wonderful day..